Archive for the ‘Chemistry’ Category

Reddit Ask Me Anything with Prof Saiful Islam

Our very own Professor of Materials Chemistry will be answering questions around how we’re going to fuel the future

Scientists make plastic from Christmas trees

Scientists from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies (CSCT) have developed a renewable plastic from a chemical called pinene found in pine needles.

‘You need more than one electric eel to light a Xmas tree’

An interview piece in The Guardian explains Professor Saiful Islam's (Chemistry) plans to show ‘electricity in the raw’ during his Royal Institution Christmas Lectures – with the help of 1,000 lemons.

Expressions of Research exhibition - art engaging with research

Find out how artists have been working with our researchers at the Expressions of Research exhibition at 94-96 Walcot Street, Bath, 11am-6pm daily from 18-24 November.

PhD student wins prize for work on thermally stable vaccines

Annett Trust funded PhD student, Aswin Doehkie has won the Best Student Contribution prize at the 24th International Conference on Bio-Encapsulation

Spot the the chemistry lab

An anonymous Physicist from the CSCT shares snippets of their life in the Chemistry labs.

Chick Wilson: Partnership offers funding chance

Latest post by Professor Chick Wilson in response to the recent statement made by the Chancellor on funding

Saiful Islam to give Christmas Lectures

Professor Saiful Islam is going to present this year's Christmas Lectures for the Royal Institute on BBC 4

Prof Saiful Islam to present 2016 Christmas Lectures

Professor Saiful Islam from the Department of Chemistry will present the 2016 Christmas Lectures on BBC Four on the subject of energy.

"I am my own case study for my PhD"

Ex-England decathlete, Jamie Courtenay, talks about what inspired his PhD research into tissue engineering

Bath start-ups scoop prizes at showcase

Two teams of Uni of Bath researchers won prizes at the recent SETsquared Open Innovation Showcase

Chemistry ranked 9th in 2016 Nature Index

The University is also going to be featured within the next Nature Index supplement ‘Rising Stars’, which identifies institutions around the world that have increased their output of high-quality scientific research since 2012.

HPC for researchers

The annual symposium at Bath brings together people from across the University to discuss how they use High Performance Computing (HPC) in their research, including data sharing in biology, computational screening of inorganic materials and topological optimization.

Ian Williams elected chair of international committee

Professor Ian Williams has been elected Chair of the committee responsible for Physical Organic Chemistry within the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

Six research teams win EPSRC Global Challenge funding

Six projects, based on our University research strengths in water, built environment, sustainability and health, and coupled with our international development expertise, will contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

The quest for the world’s hottest chilli

Timothy Woodman, Senior NMR Spectroscopist, discusses his research into capsaicinoids in The Conversation.

Spying on chemistry in real-time

Scientists from our Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies will soon be able to watch chemical reactions happen in real-time, with a new chemical analysis facility that will be the first of its kind in the world.

Dr Sofia Pascu featured in Royal Society diversity project

Dr Sofia Pascu (Chemistry) is one of 150 scientists to feature in the Royal Society's Parent Carer Scientist diversity project.

Scientists say chill coffee beans for a more flavoursome brew

In the lead up to the World Barista Championships, University of Bath scientists say brewing more flavoursome coffee could be as simple as chilling the beans before grinding.

Saiful Islam featured on Royal Society website

The Parent Carer Scientist project aims to encourage and inspire current and future talented scientists to succeed in science regardless of their commitments outside work.